North Florida Captures Team Title at General Hackler Championship

North Florida Captures Team Title at General Hackler Championship

EVENT: General Hackler Championship
DATE: Tuesday, Mar. 11
LOCATION: The Dune Golf & Beach Club (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
COURSE INFO: Par 72 / 7,233 yards
UNF RESULT: 1st of 13 teams
TOP OSPREYTravis Trace (T3rd | 66-67-=133)

Final Results (PDF)
Live Scoring Link: Golfstat

LEADERBOARD: No. 18-ranked North Florida men's golf led wire-to-wire in claiming its second tournament title of the season as the Ospreys topped the field at the competitive General Hackler Championship on Tuesday. Senior Travis Trace finished tied for third in leading a quartet of UNF golfers in the Top 20. 

Travis Trace collected his third Top 3 finish of the season, finishing tied for third at 9-under 207 after his final round 74
- Senior Jordan Batchelor made it back-to-back Top 10 finishes, posting a final round 71 to finish tied for 10th at 4-under 212
- Senior Philip Knowles fired his third straight round of 1-under 71 en route to a tie for 13th at 3-under 213
- Senior Andrew Alligood also finished the tournament under par, carding a round of 73 on Tuesday for a tournament total of 2-under 214 (T17)
- Rounding out the Osprey lineup was junior Michael Mattiace in a tie for 66th at 228, including a final round 78
- Freshman Cody Carroll, who played as an individual, shot a final round 73 and finished tied for 22nd at 1-over 217
- North Florida shot a 54-hole total of 21-under 843 capping their championship performance with a final round 1-over 289

TEAM SCOREBOARD (# = Golfstat Top 50 rankings)
#18 North Florida (843), #6 Wake Forest (848), #25 Liberty (849), #29 Louisville (853), #17 Georgia (854), Kentucky (858), East Carolina (873), #23 Texas A&M (874), ETSU (876), Coastal Carolina (877), Kent State (882), North Texas (885), Northern Illinois (897)

- Trace tallied his second lowest tournament total of the season and earned his third under-par tournament finish of the year
- Batchelor collected his third Top 10 finish of the season and second in a row
- Knowles extended his streak of Top 15 finishes to nine including every tournament this season
- Carroll's total marked his best collegiate 54-hole score
- Tournament title was the second of the season for UNF | It was 54th tournament title in program history - 27th in Division I Era - 22nd for Coach Scott Schroeder
- Trace topped the field for Par 5 scoring at 8-under (4.33 avg)
- North Florida finished the event with 161 pars led by 40 for Carroll
- Osprey's ranked second with 60 birdies paced by 15 from Batchelor
- Wake Forest's Cameron Young claimed the medalist crown with a 12-under 204 total 


 1  North Florida  278  276  289  843 (-21)
 T3  Travis Trace  66  67  74  207 (-9)
 T10  Jordan Batchelor  68  73  71  212 (-4)
 T13  Philip Knowles  71  71  71  213 (-3)
 T17  Andrew Alligood  73  68  73  214 (-2)
 T22  Cody Carroll (IND)  70  74  73  217 (+1)
 T66  Michael Mattiace  80  70  78  228 (+12)

"The guys hung in today after a rough start to the day. This is the sign of a good team. After a few close finishes this was a nice one to get. The guys are really playing the game the right way right now." -- Head coach Scott Schroeder

North Florida next competes at the UNC Collegiate on Mar. 23-24 in Chapel Hill, N.C.